County votes all Republican
CENTREVILLE — Polls in Maryland closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. On the ballots for residents of Queen Anne’s County were two contests affecting Queen Anne’s County specifically.
Sharyn Harlow won the contested seat on the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education with 14,518 votes, or 73.6 percent. Harlow was competing for that spot against incumbent member Tammy Harper, who ran as a writein candidate.
Beverly Kelley, running unopposed, retained her seat on the board of education with 94.2 percent of the vote, 17,804 votes total.
For Queen Anne’s County, the majority of the votes favored Mar yland Question 1 on the ballot — 14,111 in favor to 9,001 against. The state as a whole voted in favor of the change to the way the governor fills a vacancy of the attorney general or the comptroller, and will require instead a special election for vacancies that occur on or before a certain date.
As in years past, the overall votes cast in Queen Anne’s County favored Republican candidates. Contrar y to the state as a whole, voters in Queen Anne’s County supported for president, Trump/Pence with 65 percent, or 16,211 votes, to Clinton/Kaine’s 29.3 percent and 7,316 votes. Libertarian candidates received 3.4 percent of the vote in Queen Anne’s, and 1.0 percent and 1.3 percent for the Green and other write-ins, respectively.
Margins were similar for U.S. Senate, favoring Republican Kathy Szeliga with 65.8 percent (16,178 votes) and U.S. House First District, with Republican incumbent Andy Harris earning 70.6 percent of the vote (17,351 votes).
Between early voting and election day, county voters cast 25,119 ballots. Provisional votes and absentee ballots remain to be counted.